boatel

noun boa·tel \ (ˈ)bō-¦tel \

Definition of boatel

plural boatels
1 : a waterside hotel equipped with docks to accommodate persons traveling by boat
2 : a boat or ship with sleeping accommodations that is used as a hotel
  • Want a vacation from the helm but not keen on chain hotels? Relax aboard these floating boatels.
  • —Mary Kate HoganBoatingFebruary 1998
  • A 50-foot houseboat, the boatel is meant for weekend groups but is available by the night in the off-season …
  • —John MorthlandTravel & LeisureMarch 1997

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Origin and Etymology of boatel

blend of boat and hotel


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